National Science Foundation (GRFP)
2011 National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellow
“I’m really happy that I chose Centre’s liberal arts education for my undergraduate studies,” Gowen says. “Everyone in my program at Berkeley did research and took science courses as an undergrad, but I think I’m the only one who was also able to learn about glassblowing.”
As the oldest graduate fellowship of its kind, the National Science Foundation’s Graduate Research Fellowship Program has a long history of selecting recipients who achieve high levels of success in their future academic and professional careers.
The National Science Foundation’s Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) recognizes and supports outstanding graduate students in NSF-supported science, technology, engineering, and mathematics disciplines who are pursuing research-based master’s and doctoral degrees in the U.S. and abroad. Fellows share in the prestige and opportunities that become available when they are selected. Fellows benefit from a three-year annual stipend of $32,000 along with a $12,000 cost of education allowance for tuition and fees (paid to the institution), opportunities for international research and professional development, and the freedom to conduct their own research at any accredited U.S. institution of graduate education they choose.
Applicant must be a U.S. citizen, U.S. national, or permanent resident alien, and be a graduating senior; have completed a B.S./B.A. degree; or be in the first year or the first semester of the second year in graduate school, and be pursuing a research-based master’s or doctoral degree in the science, technology, engineering, and mathematics fields supported by NSF. Deadlines for applicants vary based on field of study, and a full list of deadlines and dates can be found here.
More information is available on the National Science Foundation (GRFP) Web site: www.nsfgrfp.org